• Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Announces Poster Presentation at ASCO GI

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 02 Jan 2018 16:01:16   Eastern Standard Time

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:LXRX), announced today that data from a poster highlighting XERMELO® (telotristat ethyl) will be presented at the upcoming 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI; January 18-20, San Francisco, CA).

    Additional information on poster details can be found below and can be accessed at https://www.asco.org/2018-gastrointestinal-cancers-symposium.

    Presentation Details (all times local)

    • Friday, January 19, 11:30pm-1:00pm and 5:30pm-6:30pm, poster session B (Cancers of the Pancreas, Small Bowel, and Hepatobiliary Tract)

    • “Time to sustained improvement in bowel movement frequency with telotristat ethyl:  Analysis of the Phase III TELECAST study” (Board J9, abstract 395)

    About XERMELO (Telotristat Ethyl)

    Discovered using Lexicon’s unique approach to gene science, XERMELO (telostristat ethyl) is the first and only approved oral therapy for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy in adults inadequately controlled by SSAs. XERMELO targets tryptophan hydroxylase, an enzyme that mediates the excess serotonin production within metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (mNET) cells. Lexicon has built the in-house capability and infrastructure to launch and market XERMELO in the U.S., where it retains all commercialization rights. Lexicon also retains rights to market XERMELO in Japan. Lexicon has established a license and collaboration agreement with Ipsen to commercialize XERMELO in Europe and other countries outside of U.S. and Japan.

    XERMELO was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 28, 2017 and by the European Commission on September 19, 2017 for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in combination with SSA therapy in adults inadequately controlled by SSA therapy. Carcinoid syndrome is a rare condition that occurs in patients living with metastatic NETs (mNETs) and is characterized by frequent and debilitating diarrhea. XERMELO targets the overproduction of serotonin inside mNET cells, providing an additional treatment option for patients suffering from carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.

    XERMELO (Telotristat Ethyl) Important Safety Information

    • Warnings and Precautions: XERMELO may cause constipation, which can be serious. Monitor for signs and symptoms of constipation and/or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain in patients taking XERMELO. Discontinue XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops.
    • Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (≥5%) include nausea, headache, increased gamma-glutamyl-transferase, depression, flatulence, decreased appetite, peripheral edema, and pyrexia.
    • Drug Interactions: If necessary, consider increasing the dose of concomitant CYP3A4 substrates, as XERMELO may decrease their systemic exposure. If combination treatment with XERMELO and short-acting octreotide is needed, administer short-acting octreotide at least 30 minutes after administering XERMELO. 

    For more information about XERMELO, see Full Prescribing Information at www.xermelo.com.

    About Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    Lexicon is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that is applying a unique approach to gene science based on Nobel Prize-winning technology to discover and develop precise medicines for patients with serious, chronic conditions. Through its Genome5000™ program, Lexicon scientists have studied the role and function of nearly 5,000 genes over the last 20 years and have identified more than 100 protein targets with significant therapeutic potential in a range of diseases. Through the precise targeting of these proteins, Lexicon is pioneering the discovery and development of innovative medicines to safely and effectively treat disease. In addition to its first commercial product, XERMELO® (telotristat ethyl) for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, Lexicon has a pipeline of promising drug candidates in clinical and pre-clinical development in diabetes and metabolism and neuropathic pain. For additional information please visit www.lexpharma.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements relating to the safety and efficacy and therapeutic and commercial potential of XERMELO (telotristat ethyl) 250mg. In addition, this press release also contains forward-looking statements relating to Lexicon’s growth and future operating results, discovery and development of products, strategic alliances and intellectual property, as well as other matters that are not historical facts or information. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s current assumptions and expectations and involve risks, uncertainties and other important factors, specifically including the degree of market acceptance of XERMELO, the availability of coverage and reimbursement for XERMELO, Lexicon’s dependence on third parties for manufacturing and distribution of XERMELO, Lexicon’s compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and other factors relating to the commercialization of XERMELO. Other risks include Lexicon’s ability to meet its capital requirements, successfully conduct preclinical and clinical development and obtain necessary regulatory approvals of its other potential drug candidates, achieve its operational objectives, obtain patent protection for its discoveries and establish strategic alliances, as well as additional factors relating to manufacturing, intellectual property rights, and the therapeutic or commercial value of its drug candidates. Any of these risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Lexicon’s actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Information identifying such important factors is contained under “Risk Factors” in Lexicon’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lexicon undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    For Investor Inquiries:

    Kimberly Lee, D.O.
    Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
    (281) 863-3383
    klee@lexpharma.com

    For Media Inquiries:

    Chas Schultz
    Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Advocacy
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
    (281) 863-3421
    cschultz@lexpharma.com